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It’s Done, Finished, Set to Go and Ready for Download! Catavino’s 1st Newletter!

It’s 20 pages of girth, containing 40+ tasting notes, 2 interviews, a wine profile and so much more! All you need to do now, is see if it’s in your inbox. If you thought you signed up for our newsletter, but you haven’t received it yet, well then you fell victim to our conversion to a better newsletter program. When we switched software, some of you probably didn’t receive the second confirmation email, and will need to re-register. No worries, because anyone who registers before the end of December will receive this months newsletter free of charge. So make sure you’ve signed up! Here’s a list of wineries whose wines we wrote about:

    Taylor Faldgate
    Fonseca
    Quinta de Quevedo
    Ramos Pinto
    Sandeman
    Quinta de la Rosa
    Croft
    Quinta de Ventozelo

We have an interview with David Fonseca Guimaraens, winemaker for the Fladgate Partnership. A special profile of a Douro table wine called, “Secret Spot”, and reviews of all the styles we wrote about throughout the month of November. It’s got some weight behind it, but we hope you like it. And please let us know what you like and dislike, as we truly appreciate the feedback!

In other news, we’d like to point out a few articles that might be of interest to you.

Beppi Crosariol at Globe and Mail, emphasis the wide range of choices you have this holiday season when hunting for quality sparkling wine at an affordable price.

Adrian Murcia at Blame it on Rioja provides us with a recipe for Lamb Tagine that not only sounds absolutely delicious, but which could also come right after a crisp and refreshing glass of Cava in preparation for the feast!

Cheers,
Ryan and Gabriella Opaz

PS just to remind everyone, today we’re busy at the DO of Cava, where we’re asking all sorts of questions so that we can better educate you about this wonderful beverage!

PPS: we’ve already realized we forgot somethings in the newsletter, but that’s ok, we’re still learning. One thing though and it’s fixed now, you need to sign up and read the newsletter to learn how you can enter the contest to win a copy of Richard Mayson’s, Port and the Duoro. If you already know please don’t tell!

  • Renny

    The link to sign up for the newsletter still appears to be broken.

  • Ryan

    Now it works, sorry about that! My fault!

  • http://www.obiscoito.com Ryan

    Now it works, sorry about that! My fault!

  • Adrian Murcia

    Ryan and Gabriella, Thanks for all of your shout-outs this year! I love your site. Chock full of little nuggets of insight, Catavino is honest, easy to navigate, and, perhaps most important, clearly a labor of love: required on-line reading for all lovers of Spanish (and Portuguese) wines. I'm honored that you are regular visitors to blameitonrioja. Keep up the great work. Adrian

  • Gabriella

    Adrian, Thanks for the such a gushing compliment! We've done our best to make this site as sincere and user-friendly as we possibly could in hopes of attracting both professional and non-professional folks such as yourself. If you ever find that we can improve in some way, please never hesitate to throw us a clue, as we will always do our best to act on it! Have a great Holiday Adrian!

  • http://www.catavino.net Gabriella

    Adrian,

    Thanks for the such a gushing compliment! We’ve done our best to make this site as sincere and user-friendly as we possibly could in hopes of attracting both professional and non-professional folks such as yourself. If you ever find that we can improve in some way, please never hesitate to throw us a clue, as we will always do our best to act on it!

    Have a great Holiday Adrian!

  • Adrian Murcia

    Ryan and Gabriella,

    Thanks for all of your shout-outs this year! I love your site. Chock full of little nuggets of insight, Catavino is honest, easy to navigate, and, perhaps most important, clearly a labor of love: required on-line reading for all lovers of Spanish (and Portuguese) wines. I’m honored that you are regular visitors to blameitonrioja.

    Keep up the great work.

    Adrian

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